School club raises money for Rotary Sunrise project

In a donations twist, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise became the recipient – instead of the donor – when the Builders Club from St. Ignatius School contributed $250 to Rotary projects.

Vidalia Resendes, who presented the cheque on behalf of the club, said, “These young people felt that Rotary Sunrise would put the money to good use helping people in the community.”

Rotary Sunrise President Andrea Bryan congratulated the school and the Kiwanis Club for introducing the Builders Club into the school.

“We are delighted that we have been chosen as a beneficiary of their hard work and generosity,” Ms Bryan said. “We will ensure that these funds will benefit as many persons as possible in the community.”

The Builders Club is the younger version of the high school level Kiwanis Key Club, for ages 11 to 13. Both youth organisations engage students in community service projects and fundraising efforts. This year, the Builders Club assisted with the St. Ignatius 40th anniversary walk, participated in the Earth Day cleanup and hosted a Key Club Field Day with athletic activities.

Ms Resendes listed additional accomplishments of the club during the past school year.

“St. Ignatius Builders focused on kids getting fit,” she said. “We hosted a Fitness for Food challenge and exercised for a month, then donated food and gift certificates to Meals on Wheels via the St. Ignatius Church. We did a lot of fund raising at Christmas selling reindeer car ornaments with the Kiwanis, had bake sales and concession sales at our school play. With all the money, we donated to the Diabetes Association of Cayman, Rotary Sunrise and our own school organisation Missionaries of the Poor.”